Docomo Links LTE to the Cloud

HONG KONG -- Mobile Asia Congress 2010 -- There's a lot more to having a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network than just offering greater access speeds, Ryuji Yamada, the president and CEO of NTT DoCoMo Inc. (NYSE: DCM), reminded delegates here this morning during a keynote presentation session.

Yamada, who says his company will be generating more than half of its average revenue per user (ARPU) from data services during the current fiscal year, said that few people have focused on the low latency attributes of LTE networks. (See Road Testing LTE and Passing the LTE Test.)

That low latency makes LTE a suitable network for accessing cloud services, an area that mobile carriers need to develop as part of a broader approach to service innovation if they are to grow and not be consigned to the role of being a dumb pipe, and an emerging mobile service niche that Docomo is already exploring pre-LTE. (See DoCoMo Offers Cloud Movie Editing.)

"Cloud services are going to be very important for us in the future," added Yamada.

Docomo plans to launch its LTE network, dubbed Xi (pronounced Crossy), next month. (See NTT Docomo Sets LTE Date.)

— Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading

Vishnu Goel 12/5/2012 | 4:18:19 PM
re: Docomo Links LTE to the Cloud

The mobile and other Service providers are swiftly moving to new business models where they are Service Enablers and not merely Service Providers.The content passing through them will enable lot of data intensive and interactive in nature.The pressure will be there to save on Capex,pay per use,and avoiding much of the Physical layer as much as they  can.This is being done for the competitive and cost reasons to retain the customers.All innovation in services will be driven by Virtualisation.Management of these services will be important for front loading the costs.Test & Management (T&M) services will be integral to these and DoCoMo initiative thru LTE format augurs well.LTE looks to be well set for Telecom  battle!Vishnu Goel T&M+919810101238  

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